Release Date: Mar 2018
CC: ICS, PR, SBP
Kathleen Finnegan, MS, MT(ASCP)SHCM
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Technology and Management, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
This program will use a case based approach within a legal framework to illustrate how phlebotomy practice can come under legal scrutiny with the potential for litigation. Case data will be used to illustrate areas of phlebotomy practice both technical and ethical that can result in injury to the patient and lead to legal action against the phlebotomist and the facility where they work. Current regulatory requirements and the phlebotomy "standard of care" will be reviewed as it related to the training, daily practice, and the yearly proficiency assessment of phlebotomists. Participants will use a risk management framework that can best assure phlebotomy procedures are performed in an environment focused on error prevention and patient safety.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
· Utilize a legal framework to assess how phlebotomy practice can come under legal scrutiny.
· Identify legal risks associated with phlebotomy practice.
· Work within a risk management framework to minimize the risk of litigation.
Who should attend? Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Phlebotomists, Students